plants and people labs

Steve Hinkson sphinkson at
Tue Jul 6 18:37:30 EST 1999

Simple grafting.  Bud grafting and cactus grafting are both useful in real
life, and can be taught in less than an hour. Most students can afford a non
patent potted rose for the bud grafting, and you may supply a scion.  The lab
will yield rose bushes that produce two different flowers, and the students
will have a mature bud graft to see at the base of their stock, since almost
all modern roses are propagated that way (except miniatures)

Roxanne H. Fisher wrote:

> Dear Plant-ed folks:
> I'm teaching a "Plants and People" nonmajors class this fall during my
> first semester as an assistant prof.  It consists of a two hours lecture
> once a week and a two hour lab once a week.  Does anybody have suggestions
> for short lab exercises that would be good?  I also want to thank everyone
> who's posted about good textbooks for such a course!
> Roxanne Fisher
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> Dept. of Genetics
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> University of Wisconsin
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